On October 26, 1982, Dominic Matthias Dougherty was born in Long
Beach, California to parents James and Marion.
At the age of three, he stole an older playmate's bicycle and rode
off with it, never having ridden before. When he was 13, Dominic
set a record distance bicycle jump of 28 feet
after launching himself from a one foot ramp on a campout. His bicycle
was destroyed in the process. The record still
At fifteen, Dominic was working on his cycling merit badge and
absolutely fell in love with bicycles and decided that his destiny lies within their spinning wheels.
On October 22, 2001, Dominic enlisted in the United States Marine
Corps. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and
2005, and Afghanistan in 2004. He left the Marine Corps
after 1,491 days of honorable service with the rank of Sergeant
and a chest full of medals.
In late January of 2005, Dominic went to the United Bicycle
Institute in Ashland, Oregon where he became a certified
bicycle technician. Shortly after, Dominic was hired as the Manager of
the Long Beach Bikestation, where he teaches road safety and bicycle
repair classes, organizes community rides, and keeps your bike safe and